Quiz Lessons 1,2 and 3

  1. When did medical insurance companies begin offering medical plans that would coverthe costs of routine, preventative, and emergency health care procedures?
    After World War II
  2. What's the big difference between the ICD-9-CM and the CPT manual?
    The ICD-9-CM is for finding the code for the patients problem, and the CPT manual is for finding the code for the doctor's solution.
  3. What is the difference between the ICD-9-CM HospitalEdition and the ICD-9-CM Physician Edition?
    The Hospital Edition includes all three volumes, while the Physician Edition only includes the first two volumes.
  4. What are the two levels of HCPCS?
    The CPT manual and the National Coding Manual
  5. Under what circumstances can someone reveal information from a patient's medical records without the patient's permission?
    When all information that would identify the patient has been deleted, as when a doctor writes a paper about a condition.
  6. What do E/M codes describe?
    the patent visit itself.
  7. What form lists all the conditions and treatments that a particular type of medical practice sees most often?
    the superbill
  8. How many types of codes will you find inthe ICD-9-CM?
  9. What do insurance companies pay for?
    services and procedures
  10. Together, what do all the different types of medical codes on a claim form tell the insurance company?
    A complete story about one particular doctor-patient encounter.
  11. After you look up a code for a procedure in the index of the CPT manual, what should you always do next?
    Double-check the code against the tabular section of the book.
  12. What does the + symbol indicate in the CPT manual?
    An add-on code.
  13. What does the modifier -22 indicate in the CPT manual?
    Increased (or unusual) procedural services.
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Quiz Lessons 1,2 and 3
Medical Coding Quizes Lessons 1,2 and 3